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Jhoulys Chacin combined with four relievers on a five-hitter, Orlando Arcia hit a two-run homer and the Milwaukee Brewers beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 4-0 on Monday to take a 2-1 lead in the NL Championship Series.
LOS ANGELES – Dodgers manager Dave Roberts came into the postseason willing to let his starters go deeper into games. He has yet to find someone who can stick around.
Brock Holt put the finishing touch on Boston’s blowout by etching his name in the record book. The part-time utilityman became the first player to hit for the cycle in a postseason game and the Red Sox routed the New York Yankees 16-1 on Monday night, grabbing a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five American League Division Series.
Manny Machado hit an RBI double and three-run homer, David Freese came through again in the postseason and the Los Angeles Dodgers advanced to the National League Championship Series for the third year in a row, eliminating the Atlanta Braves with a 6-2 victory on Monday.
The defending World Series champion Houston Astros advanced to the American League Championship Series for the second straight year, completing a division-round sweep of Cleveland on Monday with an 11-3 lashing in Game 3 helped by two key throwing errors from Indians reliever Trevor Bauer.
For once, the Colorado Rockies head into the offseason searching for more pop at the plate to go with excellent pitching, not the other way around.
Boston will start former Yankees pitcher Nathan Eovaldi rather than Rick Porcello against New York in Game 3 of the A.L. Division Series on Monday.
Cubs manager Joe Maddon stood by his decision not to use All-Star closer Wade Davis in Chicago’s loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 2 of the NL Championship Series and questioned the criticism coming his way.
Justin Turner hit a three-run homer with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Chicago Cubs 4-1 on Sunday to take a 2-0 lead in the N.L. Championship Series.
Dallas Keuchel dominated the Yankees again, striking out 10 in seven scoreless innings to lead the Houston Astros over New York 2-1 on Friday night in the A.L. Championship Series opener.
BOSTON – Hanley Ramirez waved a “Believe in Boston” flag during pregame introductions, drawing cheers from a Fenway Park crowd fearful of a second straight postseason sweep. Then he gave the Red Sox exactly what they wished for: more October baseball.
Trevor Bauer chopped slugger Aaron Judge and New York’s other big bats down to size, and Jay Bruce drove in three runs as the Cleveland Indians began chasing their first World Series title in 69 years with a 4-0 win over the Yankees on the Thursday night in the opener of the A.L. Division Series.
Taijuan Walker will start Arizona’s N.L. Division Series opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers after the craziness of the Diamondbacks’ wild-card game depleted their pitching staff. Clayton Kershaw will go for the Dodgers.
Bryce Harper and Kris Bryant – childhood pals in Las Vegas and the past two N.L. MVPs – chatted and shared a laugh between their teams’ workouts Thursday ahead of the N.L. Division Series between the Nationals and the Cubs.
Jose Altuve hit three home runs in an unprecedented show of power for the diminutive major league batting champion as the Houston Astros roughed up Chris Sale and the Boston Red Sox 8-2 Thursday in Game 1 of the A.L. Division Series.
Twins star Joe Mauer remembers well all those October losses to the Yankees. So too, surely, do Minnesota’s fans. Around the rest of the Twins clubhouse, though, it may as well be ancient history.
The protective plastic sheeting from Toronto’s end-of-season celebration was still covering the lights in the visitor’s clubhouse at Boston’s Fenway Park on Saturday. No reason to take it down. They might need it again pretty soon.
Matt Carpenter hit a go-ahead, three-run double in an eight-run seventh inning, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied for a 10-9 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers in a fiery N.L. Division Series opener Friday.
LOS ANGELES – Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning after Clayton Kershaw started on short rest for the Dodgers in a 4-3 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Monday night, sending Los Angeles into the National League championship series for the first time since 2009. Carl Crawford homered his first two times up for the Dodgers, who won the best-of-five division series 3-1. It was the latest October flop for Atlanta, which hasn’t won a postseason series since 2001.
Juan Uribe hit a go-ahead, two-run homer in the eighth inning and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-3 to advance to the NLCS for the first time in four seasons.